Basturk, Altintop, Kas axed by Terim
May 28, 2008
ISTANBUL, May 28 (Reuters) - Turkey coach Fatih Terim has withdrawn striker Halil Altintop, midfielder Yildiray Basturk and defender Ibrahim Kas from his final squad for Euro 2008.
Terim told a news conference in Germany shown on Turkish television on Wednesday: 'We do not think badly of these three footballers. They are part of us.'
The greatest surprise in the 26-man provisional squad named earlier this month had been the omission of veteran striker Hakan Sukur.